Mauricio Pochettino has been told how he can take inspiration from the Arsenal Invincibles to transform his fortunes at Chelsea. The Blues boss has won just two competitive games out of seven since taking charge over the summer with a victory against Luton his only Premier League win, alongside a Carabao Cup triumph over AFC Wimbledon.
Creating chances was a significant problem last season, but under Pochettino engineering opportunities has not been the issue — converting them is where the concerns lie. Chelsea have managed to score just seven goals in all competitions this campaign with three of those coming in the win over newly-promoted Luton.
Nicolas Jackson has been presented with a handful of opportunities with only one of those being scored. The summer signing endured another difficult afternoon against Aston Villa this past Sunday with another big chance missed and his fifth yellow card picked up which means he will be suspended for the next Premier League match which is Monday evening's London Derby against Fulham.
First though, Chelsea must take on Brighton in the Carabao Cup third round at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Roberto De Zerbi's side did the league double over Chelsea in the 2022/23 season and the two clubs spent a lot of time with one another in negotiations for Moises Caicedo, with the midfielder eventually joining for a club-record £115million.
Just six months earlier fellow midfielder Enzo Fernandez was the name associated with that label following his £105million January move from Benfica. Romeo Lavia was also signed for a hefty £57million to add depth to midfield, although fitness and injury issues have thus far prevented him from making his Chelsea debut.
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